Menlo Gateway Development
This 15.9 acre development, spread across two sites, is being developed by Bohannon Development. The project, once built, will encompass three office and R&D buildings (694,669 ft²), a hotel (171,563 ft²; 230 rooms), health club to serve hotel guests and the public (68,519 ft²), a restaurant (4,245 ft²), neighborhood-serving retail and community facilities (10,420 ft²), and three parking structures.
This innovative mixed-use project strives towards resiliency, energy efficiency, and beauty by reappropriating industrial land and emphasizing sustainable building practices and green construction materials.The success of this ambitious project rests upon the aligned values and collaborative efforts of the entire design team. Menlo Gateway will not only use 40% less water and 24% less energy than standard mixed-use construction, but by doing so it will significantly reduce the buildings’ operating costs.
Integral Group is providing sustainability consulting including LEED, energy, water strategies, as well as full mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services, energy modeling, commissioning, daylighting and lighting design for the project. Our sustainability team also completed a WELL Feasibility Study for the first phase of the offices.
Our daylighting models provided optimal orientations for the buildings to maximize daylight integration (and reduce the need for electrical lighting). To further minimize the energy consumption of Menlo Gateway, we designed an HVAC system that decouples ventilation from heating and cooling. This significantly reduces the size of the fans necessary to ventilate the facility. Moreover, the air handler units contain heat recovery wheels, which absorb heat from the exhaust air and subsequently transfer it to the supply air entering the building as they rotate. This reduces the load on the hydronic system and translates into significant energy savings.
The Independence Office building and Hotel Nia were both completed in spring 2018. Integral Group was recently invited by WRNS to partner on a tenant improvement portion of the development. The 500,000 square foot Independence Office building is being prepared for occupation by a large technology client.